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Gingery Quinoa with Green Beans

Gingery Quinoa with Green Beans

36 Ratings
36 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 4 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Fresh green beans work well when they’re in season.  If they’re not, try frozen in this recipe that combines a whole grains and veggies into one satisfying and eye-catching dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water or broth
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground

Directions

1. Toast to quinoa in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes.

2. Put quinoa in a medium pot and add water or broth.

3. Bring to a boil, then let simmer until all of the water is absorbed and quinoa is tender (10-20 minutes).

4. Set aside and leave uncovered to cool.

5. While quinoa is cooling, microwave the green beans until just tender.

6. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process.

7. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, olive oil or cooking oil, sesame oil, green beans, lemon juice, soy sauce and fresh or ground ginger. Stir well.

8. Season with salt and pepper.

9. Serve at room temperature.

Source: Bronson Wellness Center

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 239
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 486 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 56 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 365 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 239
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 3 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 19 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 7 g
Minerals
Calcium 56 mg
Potassium 365 mg
Sodium 486 mg
Copper 300 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 102 mg
Phosphorus 228 mg
Selenium 4 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 19 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 6 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 11 mcg
Folate 75 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 41 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/2 cups
Grains 1 1/2 ounces

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